Updated (April 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Winner
Nikon D5100

49

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$418 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$305

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$284

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$359 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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Nikon D5100
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